Friday, September 28, 2007

"I Don't Care Friday"

My sister-in-law Robin, sent me the cutest ecard from Hallmark this morning that brightened my day. Go here and check out the Hoops and YoYo "I Don't Care Friday" ecard! Carpe Friday!

These flowers are on a shrub called Blue Butterfly Plant because the blooms resemble butterflies. "The blue butterfly plant (Clerodendrum ugandense) is a large, coarse tropical plant that doesn't mind the heat at all if there's enough to drink." The blooms look like butterflies, and it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds --great combination. I love this plant, but should have really cut it back last year. Will do so this year.

Whew! My morning started early, and I'm home for only a brief while before going to pick up Laddie's meds and take his cookie cake and gift out to the Cottage -- where I'll meet my brothers for a small celebration. On Wednesday, when I said something about his birthday being Friday, he told me he'd already had his birthday. (The Cottage celebrated several birthdays at once with a cake, etc. on Tuesday) Also the occupational therapist intern brought him cup cakes yesterday. The little intern has been amazing. He brought Laddie pictures he had found of WWII Air Bases and of a B17 and has gone out of his way to be kind. Anyway, Laddie thinks he has already had his birthday, so he'll get a surprise.

Marty called right after I posted yesterday, and we drove up to El Dorado to see Aunt Mary. She was so sedated that she never did wake up. We didn't get back until after 5 o'clock, and I was so tired. It was a pretty ride, and although I wish Aunt Mary had realized we were there, I'm so glad we went.

I called and ordered a Babylock because the Sewing Center said they were on sale, and I couldn't pass it up. It should be here by the middle of next week. Yea! This is an "I Want" that will soon be mine!


  1. Yeah ! Congratulations !
    You will not be disappointed and you are going to have a wonderful time with your new machine !
    The cookie cake sounds good too !

  2. Oh, goody, goody! I'm dancing all over my sewing room myself right now. Nothin' like a new toy, is there?

  3. Marie -- Thanks! And thanks for sharing info with me and providing the link! I can hardly wait and have been pulling out some of the roving that I can use for a first project. :)

    Jane Ann -- I'm gonna' be felting like a fool before long! So much better for my fingers that doing it by hand, getting careless, and drawing blood. Whoohoo!

  4. Yeah! A new machine. Have fun! My grandchildren love the Hoops and YoYo site.

  5. Yay! A new machine in the family! Doing a happy dance for ya.

  6. Gerrie -- I'm celebrating my birthday and anniversary early with this machine! Can't wait 'til it gets here.

    I find the voices of Hoops and YoYo half the fun and would be imitating them if I were a kid, and I love the idea of "I Don't Care Friday"!

    Rian -- Thanks, Rian! I've been dancing a bit myself!

  7. can't wait to see what you create with your new treasure ...

  8. come, when I'm on the forward side of the Greenwich Mean, you are beating me to the punch?
    Yes, new o'locker would be good, but,these days, I don't sew enough to justify it.
    'nother C. ugandense wont flower for a few weeks yet, so you've got me on that one, too! Gorgeous thing, isn't it? Shame about the fetid smell of its leaves;I try to keep them away from traffic areas.


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